What hurt the League more, the Manchurian Crisis or the Abyssinian Crisis?

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The Wall Street Crisis which occurred in New York in 1929 extremely depressed the state of the world. People lost their jobs and businesses went bankrupt. Many countries became selfish in order to recover their economies. The Wworld was losing its order; fascism grew and some criseis happenedoccurred. The Manchurian crisis and Abyssinian crisis were the two of the most important crises that happened during those agesthis time, which consequently made the League of Nations to lose the its power.

The Manchurian crisis, happened in 1931, and was about when China was invaded by Japan. The Japanese sent their army to China in order to get out of the depression. They took Manchuria, which was in the northeast of China, and renamed it as Manchukou. The League of Nations sent the Lytton Commission, trying to make sure it knew what was happening between Japan and China. However this took almost a year to finish investigating.

After the League of Nations received the Lytton Report, the League finally started to condemn Japan, asking it to give Manchuria back to China. But Japan refused this and left the League in 1933.

This apparently showed the how weak the League of Nations was. The League tried to take sanctions against Japan. But it was useless. Japan's major trading partner was the U.S., which was did not belonged to the League. In addition, Ssome European countries, such as Britain, didn't want to charge sanctions to against Japan because they wanted to sell their goods. Economic sanctions was were the harshest punishment that the League of Nations had. Furthermore, Britain and France didn't want to fight a war against Japan. Eventually the League of Nations lost its honour because they even simply couldn't stop a small Asian country invading the other.

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